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AT announced late on Thursday that it has completed its planned $85 billion acquistion of the massive media company Time Warner.The closing of the deal comes after a judge ruled earlier this week that it could proceed, over the objections of the U.S. Justice Department.The Justice Department did not ask for a stay of the deal, but did say it might still appeal the judge’s decision.Late on Thursday, it announced that its planned acquisition of the media company Time Warner had finally been completed.The deal, which was first announced in October 2016, is worth about $85 billion.The closing of the deal comes after Federal Judge Richard J. Leon ruled earlier this week that the acquistion could go forward.
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Nevertheless, it works, and it works really well.In fact, it made the shitty keyboard on my three-year-old MacBook (mostly) usable again.Roidmi says the F8 matches the high-end performance of the Dyson V8, but it costs a lot less money.Indeed, on paper, the argument is sound.Even if you haven’t heard of Roidmi, you’ve certainly heard of Xiaomi.The Chinese giant is helping the smaller company with design and promotion and lending a hand with the management of its supply chain for a global marketplace.
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The app makes the map optional and introduces several offline features as well.Uber Lite will be coming to other countries later this year, but no specific markets were mentioned.Uber has revealed Uber Lite for the Indian market, marking the latest Lite app to hit Android in the past year.You Might Be Shocked When You See Dental Implant Prices In 2018The company says Uber Lite is a native app designed for people with low-end Android phones, limited data plans and/or spotty connectivity.In fact, the new app weighs in at 5MB, which is equivalent to just three selfies, according to the smart cab service.
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Tesla isn’t letting go any production associates, as the company is trying to ramp up Model 3 production.“We made these decisions by evaluating the criticality of each position, whether certain jobs could be done more efficiently and productively, and by assessing the specific skills and abilities of each individual in the company,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote to employees in an email obtained by TechCrunch.“As you know, we are also continuing to flatten our management structure to help us communicate better, eliminate bureaucracy and move faster.”When Tesla acquired SolarCity in 2016, its headcount increased to more than 30,000 employees.Instead, Musk said in his email that they “will be offered the opportunity to move over to Tesla retail locations.”The hope with the restructure is to get to profitability.
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The patent, which is dated June 7 with the US Patent and Trademark Office, is titled “Predicting User State Using Machine Learning,” and it hints that such a system may be used to accommodate riders who are outside of their “normal behavior” state.The patent describes a system that is trained to identify passenger states so that it can determine when they’re acting outside of their normal behavioral state.“The prediction is based on data associated with a request submitted by a user,” Uber explains in the patent.The company indicates that the system could be used as a way to prevent issues that could arise when “users and/or providers behave uncharacteristically.” Being drunk is perhaps the most common instance in which a passenger may be in an altered state that results in “uncharacteristic” behaviors, but the patent also points toward tiredness as another possible issue.One usage example is that a tired passenger could have trouble finding the driver’s car compared to someone who is well rested.Knowing whether a passenger is behaving unusually can help mitigate any issues before they become problems.
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We expect to see some more details at Sony's E3 2018 press conference, but it's unknown whether those updates will come in the form of yet another trailer or actual gameplay.Death Stranding is the first game from Kojima Productions, a studio founded by legendary game developer Hideo Kojima.After a rocky departure from Konami, where he built up the Metal Gear franchise, among other projects, Kojima started his independent studio and revealed the first title would be exclusive to Sony's Playstation 4.Reedus elaborated on his experiences with Kojima and teased the weirdness to come in an interview last year with CNET:He came out to San Diego for Comic-Con, and he had some stuff on an iPad that he wanted to show me.That same trailer also featured none other than Oscar-award-winning director Guillermo del Toro as some sort of suit-wearing baby-holder.
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Microsoft could soon finish developing the next big thing in gaming.That puts Microsoft on the path to becoming a $1 trillion company.Watch Microsoft trade in real time here.Wall Street is throwing around guesstimates of when Microsoft will become a $1 trillion company, but there's one catalyst many aren't considering that could help catapult the tech behemoth to that level: Microsoft's promising gaming business."We think that gaming has historically been largely ignored, misunderstood, and undervalued by analysts and investors."Jefferies analyst Timothy O'Shea also recognizes that Microsoft is on the verge of developing a new and explosive gaming businesses.
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this week, security researcher Troy Mursch to around 115 000 sites are at risk of being exploited by the vulnerability Drupalgeddon 2.A vulnerability that can be used by hackers to infect the Drupal-sites with malicious code.the Drupal security team themselves have taken the blade from your mouth, and if you can believe them have Mursch greatly overestimated the threat, then his scans only deleted from the sajternas log-files.”To check the contents of the CHANGELOG.txt is not a valid way to determine if a site is vulnerable to any angreppsvektor.the Updates, which were distributed by the Drupal security team to solve the problem, was used by many but they have not touched the CHANGELOG.text or any other string of characters.There is also a more palliative measures that do not, either they would affect the CHANGELOG.txt but who would protect the site,” writes the Drupal security team in a statement.
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Every decade or so, there comes a new technology (or more than one) that inspires us to think beyond our current limitations and ponder how far humanity can truly go.Google Assistant was shown to be able to make phone calls for basic tasks, like scheduling a hair appointment or making a dinner reservation; it held a conversation indistinguishable from other human beings and was able to react to unexpected changes in conversational rhythm.[ Learn how to write apps that take full advantage of machine learning: Why you should use Python for machine learning.It invites the question: just how far can our digital assistants go?Could we one day live in a world where the vast majority of our tasks and problems are solved by digital assistants?Already, digital assistants are making impressive progress.
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It's been tough times for Tesla's Autopilot for the last few months after a number of crashes involving the technology, some of which were fatal, made the news.One crash in particular in Mountain View, California, involving a Model X on a well-mapped stretch of road gave some cause for concern, enough that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) launched an investigation into it, an investigation from which Tesla was eventually excluded.The preliminary results of that NTSB investigation have been released, and they are concerning.Notably, the data from the crashed vehicle shows that the driver had his hands on the wheel three times in the 60 seconds leading up to the crash, but for the last six seconds, his hands were not on the wheel.Also interesting is that Autopilot had been following a vehicle at 65 miles per hour and then began to steer itself left toward a crash attenuator and accelerated to just over 70 mph.The crash attenuator was already severely damaged from a prior traffic incident, and this likely increased the amount of damage suffered by the Tesla and by its driver, who later succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital.
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Släktforskningssajten Myheritage has been the victim of a huge hacking where the perpetrator managed to get over the e-mail addresses and passwords to 92 million users.According to Myheritage, no credit card information have been stolen, and no dna data that the company collects by offering members the dna tests.They are stored on other systems.”We have no reason to suspect that something else Myheritage-system been compromised.For example, stored any credit card information on Myheritage but only on the trusted third-party services (such as Bluesnap and Paypal).Other sensitive data, family tree and dna, are stored by Myheritage in the segregated system,” writes Myheritage in a blog post.
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On June 6, Honor released a couple of new products such as Honor Play and Honor 9i, as well as Huawei’s latest technology, GPU Turbo.Among them, the Honor 9i officially commenced sales on Vmall at 10:08 today (less than three hours ago), with a starting price of 1399 Yuan ($219).Huawei Honor 9i’s is equipped with a 5.84-inch display screen with an aspect ratio of 19:9.Its rear is designed with a 2.5D round glass material using a 12-layer nano-technology.IIt is currently available in Jasper blue, fantasy purple, magic night black, and charm sea blue colour options.The Honor 9i is powered by a Kirin 659 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64/128GB internal storage.
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When it was released 20 years ago, it didn’t matter that the Game Boy Camera took terrible, low-res, black and white images.It was a digital camera kids could buy if they saved up enough pocket money, and the fun factor far outweighed the device’s technical limitations.Even today there’s still a rabid fanbase for it, including designer Bastiaan Ekeler, who managed to hack together a Canon EF lens mount adapter for the toy.The 1.4x adapter/extender Ekeler designed and 3D-printed for his Game Boy Camera required a bit of finessing (read: trimming and filing) to get it to properly attach to the disassembled GBC, which you can see above with its 3.6-millimetre sensor exposed.But eventually he got it all assembled with minimal light leaking in, and the results are surprisingly great—as far as the Game Boy Camera goes.Not only was Ekeler able to get a shot of the moon with a Canon 70-200 f4 lens attached to his Frankenstein creation, he was also able to snap some seagull photos with beautifully defocused backgrounds.
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Embattled Chinese telecommunications manufacturer ZTE may be alive after all.The company has agreed in principle to a settlement that would lift the Commerce Department ban preventing US companies from doing business with ZTE, according to a Reuters tweet.In exchange, ZTE would have to pay a total of $1.7 billion in penalties, according to the the report.The preliminary deal includes a $1 billion fine and $400 million in escrow in case of future violations.This comes on top of the $361 million ZTE had already paid under the original settlement.The ban had been put in place for ZTE's failure to see through the proper punishment for doing business in Iran and North Korea, and it had proved crippling, forcing the Chinese company to shut down major operations.
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It was announced on Monday evening that Twitter would replace Monsanto in the S 500, starting June 7.Twitter's inclusion in the equity benchmark will have wide-reaching effects on how the company's stock trades going forward.Regardless of how you feel about the contents of your Twitter feed, there's no denying the company behind it is thriving.Investors got another reminder of that on Monday evening when it was announced that Twitter would be the newest member of the closely watched S 500 stock benchmark, replacing Monsanto.It marks the culmination of a rocky ride for Twitter, whose stock price nearly tripled in mere weeks following its initial public offering in November 2013, only to drop 80% over the following 2 1/2 years.That took the stock 46% below its IPO price of $26 at one point.
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In our sister magazine CIO Australia, pointing Gartneranalytikern De-Onn Griffin out three areas where it is important to keep the tongue right in the mouth.In the cio role, it is not certain that you can trust the skills that brought you there – it is not certain that it can be used in the situations that pop up.There are several things that can lead to failures such as the lack of certainty regarding how to success within it is defined or unclear expectations of the role.The managers who fail often have at least one of the six bad leadership traits: they have a need of control or is boastful, eccentric, recalcitrant, indifferent, or suspicious.They usually do not realize that they have any of these traits because they are often the back of the positive moves that have taken them up.The degree of autonomy that was awarded in the old organisation instead of the cio:n to operate disconnected from the decision-making process in the new organization.
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Under gårdagens WWDC-keynote så visade Apple upp en ny version av sin augmented reality-plattform ARKit till sitt mobila operativsystem iOS.ARKit 2 ska ha blivit bättre på att känna igen objekt och hålla koll på sin omgivning med hjälp av iPhones kamera.Den stora nyheten är dock att man har implementerat stöd för flerspelar-upplevelser i augmented reality.Det innebär att två eller fler spelare ska kunna ta del av samma AR-upplevelse från olika iOS-apparater.The Verge har kollat in ARKit 2 lite närmare och i klippet ovan kan i se när deras reportrar spelar ett slangbelle-spel i AR tillsammans.
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Apple today announced on stage at its WWDC event in San Jose “this year we’re taking Animoji to a whole new level.” First up, it now has ghost, tiger, koala, and t-Rex Animojis.But the big deal this year is custom “Memojis” that will allow you to create your own personalized Animoji.Memoji will allow you to choose from a number of options including glasses, hairstyles, hats, and various facial features.The memoji you create is stored with all the other Animoji and can be used live in iOS environments.The new Memoji feature is available now.And, last but probably also least, Apple also unveiled “breakthrough tongue-detection” technology with the prediction we’d all be sticking our tongues out at each other.
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Microsoft may have just acquired developer’s favorite code respository GitHub, but it is Apple where many of them are making a lot of money at the moment.Today at WWDC, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook announced that there are now 20 million registered developers on iOS, and collectively they have made about $100 billion in revenues, with the App Store bringing in some 500 million visitors per week.“We’re also happy to announce that this week we’re going to achieve another huge milestone,” Cook said in his presentation.“The money that developers have earned through the App Store will top $100 billion.”The figures underscore how Apple’s attention has continued to swing more firmly into its developer ecosystem and app marketplace, which is becoming a stronger engine of revenue generation as overall smartphone purchasing slows down in more saturated markets.He also said that Swift, the programming language Apple developed and uses for its apps, is also picking up some strong momentum.
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It’s no longer enough to simply dominate the highways.That’s being evidenced by Lyft, the San Francisco-based transportation giant that is reportedly close to closing a deal to acquire Motivate, the company behind popular bike-sharing program Citibike, and the largest bike-share program in the U.S.According to The Information, this deal would cost Lyft about $250 million.In recent weeks and months, a growing number of transportation companies have emerged that utilize not automobiles, but rather two-wheeled vehicles in order to move people from Point A to Point B.Not only are companies like LimeBike gaining in popularity, but other companies like Bird are beginning to capitalize on even more innovative forms of transportation like electric scooters.In fact, not so long ago, Lyft jumped on the e-scooter bandwagon by launching its own pilot program in San Francisco.
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